Burnie High School

Skills day offers insight

NEW SKILL: Connor Whitton-Lowe, of Burnie High School, tests his skills on the virtual reality welder as Mark Todd of Elphinstone watches on.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

ABOUT 500 students were given the opportunity to try their hand at a trade and other professions at the Try'aSkill day at Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Wednesday.

The event was aimed at year 9 students, with more than 20 schools participating.

Although a number of the schools were based on the North-West, others came from further afield, including Queenstown, King Island and Flinders Island. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate